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France most popular European travel destination for Muslims: report

Times LIVE 29 September 2014

France has emerged as the most desirable travel destination in Europe by Muslim tourists particularly among Malaysian travelers, according to a poll of travelers in the Middle

 

ISIS's 'emir of suicide bombers' raised $2million for 'military operations' from mystery Qatari donor, say US officials

Daily Mail 29 September 2014
By Sophie Jane Evans for MailOnline

The Islamic State's 'emir of suicide bombers' raised a staggering $2million for 'military operations' from a mystery Qatari donor, U.S. officials have said. Tunisian-born

 

Why Islamic rebel states always fail

National Post 29 September 2014
By David Motadel, The New York Times

In the last few years, there has been a dramatic rise of a seemingly new type of polity: the Islamic rebel state. Boko Haram in West Africa, the Shabab in East Africa, the

 

Gulf proxy war: UAE seeks to further damage Qatar's already tarnished image

The Huffington Post 29 September 2014
By By James M. Dorsey

The United Arab Emirates and Qatar are locked into a propaganda war with public relations agencies and front organizations as proxies that is backfiring on both Gulf

 

Murphy's Law: American Bases In Arabia

StrategyWorld. 29 September 2014

The military effort against ISIL is largely being conducted from bases in the Persian Gulf. A growing number of these bases are controlled, or were largely built by, the United

 

Saudi And UAE Join US In Launching First Strikes In Syria

Gulf Business 23 September 2014

The United States and Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing dozens of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, pursuing

 

Turkey may welcome Muslim Brotherhood brass after ouster from Qatar

FoxNews 22 September 2014
By Paul Alster

They're pariahs in much of the Middle East, but the Muslim Brotherhood may find the welcome mat in Turkey, a NATO ally that nonetheless seems unmoved by regional and western

 

Qatar-Gulf deal forces expulsion of Muslim Brotherhood leaders

The Guardian 18 September 2014
By Ian Black

Qatar has pledged to expel exiled leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood as one of the conditions of an agreement forced on the wealthy Gulf state by Saudi Arabia, the United

 

Turkey could take in Muslim Brotherhood leaders ousted from Qatar, Erdogan says

The Globe and Mail 16 September 2014

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey’s military is working on plans to establish a "buffer zone” against Islamic militants, on the country’s borders with

 

Where Did the Islamic State Come From?

algemeiner 16 September 2014
By Abigail R. Esman

The simple answer – and the one you’ll hear most often – is that IS, or Islamic State (formerly ISIS) emerged out of al-Qaeda, gathering strength through the ongoing civil war

 

Dozens of Christians Arrested at Prayer Meeting in Saudi Arabia

answeringmuslims 16 September 2014

Dozens of Christians arrested at a prayer meeting in Saudi Arabia need America's help, according to a key lawmaker who is pressing the State Department on their behalf. Some

 

Congress goes after 'frenemies' Turkey, Qatar

Al-Monitor 11 September 2014

Congress delivered its staunchest warning to date on Sept. 9 that Turkey and Qatar could face financial and other penalties if they continue to support Hamas and other

 

ISIS IN ACTION: Photos of Islamic State savagery the media will not show you (WARNING: Very Graphic)

BareNakedIslam 11 September 2014

You’ve seen a lot of these photos already at BNI. Here are some more. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words…

 

Top Ten Quran Verses for Understanding ISIS

answeringmuslims 8 September 2014

Jihadists fighting for ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) claim that they are following the commands of Allah and Muhammad. Yet Westernized Muslims, politicians, and

 

Officials in Qatar Confirm Detention of Britons Researching Migrant Labor

The New York Times 8 September 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Qatar has confirmed that it is holding two Britons who went missing while researching migrant labor issues, saying that the men are being

 

Is Qatar the Foremost Supporter of the Islamic State's Sunni Jihad?

Breitbart 8 September 2014
By Jordan Schachtel

Following Al Qaeda’s September 11, 2001 attack against the United States, Qatar’s state-owned Al Jazeera was introduced to the U.S. public as the channel that received the tape

 

‘Halal tourism' a rising trend in Turkey, world

TODAY'S ZAMAN 27 August 2014

The number of hotels specifically catering to tourists who lead a pious Islamic lifestyle has grown sharply, according to recent statistics from the Mediterranean Union of

 

Senior Fatah Source: Qatar Pushed Hamas Back to War

Arutz Sheva 27 August 2014
By Ari Yashar

A senior member of Palestnian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction said Wednesday Hamas's choice to forego the Egyptian truce proposal and return to its rocket

 

Islamic Development Bank approves $987 million for funding development projects

CPI Financial 27 August 2014
By Matthew Amlôt

UAE news agency WAM reports that Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has approved $987 million in funds for supporting economic and social development projects and programmes in its

 

25 countries apply showing interest to host Oman's expo on Islamic life

MENAFN - Muscat Daily 26 August 2014

As many as 25 countries have shown interest to host the travelling exhibition 'Religious Tolerance: Islam in the Sultanate of Oman'. Held under the patronage of the Ministry

 
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